Many chiropractic and physical medicine clinics are incorporating an LSO back brace with their plans for treatment. But why do this?
The short answer: To provide some immediate relief, as well as external support for the patient during rehab. This tool will assist the patient during this time period where they begin increasing movement and restoring function.
A back brace can help unload some of the weight normally placed on the lower back, in this process reducing pressure on the spine’s joints, discs and muscles. By reducing spinal pressure, a back brace may lessen painful muscle tension that is a common protective reaction following an injury.
Out of 879 surveyed patients who received an LSO back brace, 65% experienced pain relief within the first hour.
65% of those same patients were able to resume activities they had previously discontinued such as exercising, driving and sitting at a desk.
The above patient survey results are a combination of two surveys performed by Disc Disease Solutions, Inc. in late 2011 and again in early 2014. DDS, Inc. mailed out a multi-page questionnaire to all patients who had received an LSO back brace during that time period. The total amount of questionnaires returned was 879. The intent of the survey is for the sole purpose of gathering information directly from LSO back brace users regarding their own personal experience.
Using an LSO back brace at the beginning of a patient’s care plan (during the acute stage of their pain) will often times be the tool your patient needs to continue their daily activities. This is–of course–WHILE you work with them to restore function and correct the underlying issue causing them back pain.
LSO back braces are an effective–drug free–solution for fast, temporary relief. More and more studies are being published which are strongly encouraging doctors to attempt handling low back pain conservatively with the combined use of bracing, physical therapy, spinal manipulation and exercise before a patient is ever considered for an opioid prescription.
For assistance with your DME program or to place an order, contact us at Azon Medical.